Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church, Upton Cross Rural views around Linkinhorne Village The Cheesewring near Minions Cornish Mining Heritage near Minions Parson's Meadow, Rilla Mill Water Wheel near St Melor's Well at Linkinhorne
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A mobile library stop will be taking place from 2:30pm - 4:30pm on Mondays: 10th and 24th July 2017.  It will be parked just below FD Hall and Son Ltd.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is vacancy on Linkinhorne Parish Council for 1 co-opted Councillor. It is an unpaid position but allows an individual to get actively involved in maintaining and improving village life.

• Are you interested in your local community?

• Can you work as part of a team?

• Are you able to take part in monthly meetings, form sound judgements based on what is best for the community and be willing to abide by majority decisions?

Should you wish to apply for the post, please send in a statement identifying your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.

The existing elected Councillors will then consider the statements before making a decision at the next Parish Council meeting at 7:30pm on the 14th August 2017 at Rilla Mill Village Hall.


For more information about this opportunity or to talk through any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Plan is making progress

A big thank you to everyone who attended the recent exhibitions at Rilla Mill, Upton Cross and Linkinhorne on the developing Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Plan. We have read and taken account all the responses we have received.

The parish council Neighbourhood Plan steering group has now got a feel for how the parishioners wish to see Linkinhorne developing in the future. The long-awaited Neighbourhood Plan for Linkinhorne will soon be released as an early draft. We hope that as soon as the draft plan is released via the Linkinhorne parish website, as many parishioners as possible will have a look and provide comments.

Under the Cornwall Local plan between 2010 to 2030 its been agreed to increase Cornwall’s housing stock by 52,500. There is an obligation within the NDP process to identify areas for village growth and to bring forward deliverable housing sites to help Cornwall meet its housing target. As a consequence, approximately 20 additional houses will be required in Linkinhorne Parish by 2030 to meet the Cornwall Local Plan requirement. Within the Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Plan we have looked at potential village boundary expansion within Upton Cross and Rilla Mill. Boundary expansion will also ensure the sustainability of the village and support local services in the future.It is vital that everyone reviews and comments on this plan as it covers all the planning aspects for Linkinhorne until 2030.

The Neighbourhood Plan process is designed to ensure we the parishioners of Linkinhorne are able to influence the planning activities that affect our local community.

Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.

The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.

The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.

Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.

There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.